Policy seminar: AATM report outlines opportunities and challenges for intra-African agricultural trade
BY SWATI MALHOTRA
African agricultural trade has yet to reach its potential, despite progress over the last decade. The continent continues to face issues including the lack of regional integration, inadequate infrastructure, and high trading costs—all recently exacerbated by COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns. However, the Jan. 1 implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) offers unprecedented opportunities for the region.
A Sept. 24 online policy seminar focused on current and future prospects for intra-African trade and other trends as outlined in the 2021 Africa Agriculture Trade Monitor (AATM) report by AKADEMIYA2063 and IFPRI.
Photo credit: IFPRI